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27 - 30 October 2020

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Mobility Devices

13th ISPO World Congress

Congress type icon Symposium | Miscellaneous

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Mobility Devices

Chair:

Chapal Khasnabis

World Health Organization

Essential Medicines and Health Products

Chair:

Sepp Heim

Date/Time:

Tue, 2010/05/11 15:00 - 16:30 export in calendar

Place:

Room 5

Abstract:

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol was adopted on 13 December 2006 and entered into force on May 3, 2008. The Convention further strengthens the United Nations Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, adopted in 1993. Both Standard rules (article 3 and 4) and Convention (article 20 and 26) highlighted the importance of assistive/mobility devices. The Convention has further stated that people with disabilities have rights to access mobility devices and States are to facilitate this. However in most part of the world, there is very limited access to mobility devices. A greater impetus need to be given to ensure that Article 20 on Personal Mobility and Article 26 on Habilitation and Rehabilitation get operationalised. Convention is bringing new opportunities and at the same time challenges for the entire rehabilitation profession- Prosthetics/Orthotics and wheelchairs in particular. The Convention especially articles

Title Lecture Info Speaker
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Congress Lecture

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Article 20 & 26

Abstract: The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities signified a watershed for disabled people worldwide. For those with mobility disabilities Articles 20 and 26 have significant relevance as they at last recognise that people require the correct equipment that brings independence and engagement to enable access to society.

Constantine, David
#2/4

Congress Lecture

WHOs Role in Promoting Access to Mobility Devices in Support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Khasnabis, Chapal
#3/4

Congress Lecture

International NGOs Response in Implementation of the Convention

Abstract: The aim of Making It Work is to provide a uniform methodology to share and exchange examples of good practices. The added value of MIW is to act as a clearinghouse for information on what works and how this knowledge can be used to advocate for both practitioner and policy change at all levels.

Urseau, Isabelle
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Congress Lecture

Convention and Prosthetics/Orthotics Services

Harte, Carson